Teaches: Cello, Beginning Fiddle
Teaching Philosophy: XXXX
Music Influences: Mother, Dvorak
Current Music Projects: Trobairitz, (medieval ensemble), Celtic Quartet, Working on first CD
When I’m not making music: I’m baking, gardening, spending time with family
Favorite place in Maine: Bustins Island & Acadia
Learn More: https://www.facebook.com/robin.jellis.1
Robin has performed cello in Maine for more than 10 years. She attended the University of Southern Maine on a full music scholarship and graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Music degree in Cello Performance.
Robin played with the Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra and was principal cellist with the U.S.M. Jazz Philharmonic.
She has performed with the Bangor Symphony, in productions at Portland Players community theater, and at the summer Bach festival in North Conway, NH. Robin also joins the Maine State Ballet Orchestra for their production of “The Nutcracker.” Robin started Suzuki Cello with Richard Noyes (Portland Symphony Orchestra) and continued her studies with William Rounds (P.S.O. and Boston Pops) and Paul Ross (Portland String Quartet).
She studied chamber music with the Portland String Quartet at Colby College, with Laura Kargul and Laurence Golan at U.S.M., and at the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music in New Hampshire, among others. She studied jazz improvisation with Gary Pack and has been learning about Medieval and Renaissance music from a very young age with Pamela Blake. She received her teacher training at the Suzuki Institutes of Ithaca College and Hartt School of Music.
In addition to being a faculty member at 317 Main, Robin teaches at the Portland Conservatory of Music where she has coordinated both the strings camp and the music and arts camp. She is a member of the Medieval ensemble, Trobairitz and performs regularly with Martin Steingesser, first poet laureate of Portland.